Before Texas begins its first season under Charlie Strong, we're taking a deep dive into all the talent he inherits in 2014. Our Burnt Orange Breakdown series takes a closer look at each scholarship player returning this fall and what we can expect from him.
Editor's note: This is the second part of a week-long series breaking down Texas' most important spring position battles when the Longhorns begin practice in two weeks. Moving on: Jackson Jeffcoat, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-America defensive end.
No member of Texas' 28-man recruiting class in 2012 expected anything less than early playing time when he joined the program, especially after the Longhorns had seemingly thrown every freshman they had on the field the previous season.
AUSTIN, Texas -- It was with a furious burst at the end of the year -- nine sacks against Oregon State -- that Texas finished just barely inside the top 20 in sacks. Now while that last game was impressive, the overall production of the defensive ends mirrored the theme of the entire defense in 2012 -- hit or miss.
about 1172 days ago | Carter Strickland | Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns don't have a true defensive end commitment in 2013, but they might be able to do without one. Jackson Jeffcoat could return for his senior season after tearing his right pectoral muscle against Oklahoma.
about 1275 days ago | William Wilkerson | On The Trail: Midlands Region